Archive for the ‘Great Quotations’ Category

Seeing

10Mar08

“Seeing is of course very much a matter of verbalization. Unless I call my attention to what passes before my eyes, I simply won’t see it.” ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek


“It is not what you keep, but what you give that makes you happy. We make our living by what we get. We make our life by what we give. Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead, and no man yet to be born can […]


So we must consider that a contest, the greatest of all contests, lies before us, for which we must do all things, and, in preparation for it, must strive to the best of our powers, and must associate with poets and writers of prose and orators and with all men from whom there is any […]


And people of moderate means and average powers of mind would do far more real good by merely carrying out stern principles of justice and honesty in common matters of trade, than by the most ingenious schemes of extended philanthropy, or vociferous declarations of theological doctrine. There are three weighty matters of the law–justice, mercy, […]


Most people are not for you or against you, they are thinking about themselves. –Beth Anne Fennelly At the end of every road you meet yourself. -SN Behrman Whatever striking things I have done in life, I have not done prompted by reason, but prompted by instinct, I would say, God. Life is not to […]


I am not the first to feel caught in the world And I won’t be saying anything new. Live the questions now. –Rilke NOT I-NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself. –Whitman Life’s most urgent question is, what are you doing for others? –MLK Jr. The only […]


“When you’re up to your ass in aligators, it’s hard to remember that your purpose is draining the swamp.” — George Napper